Pulse Oximeters are a non-invasive device intended to measure your oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (SpO2). Some models can also let you know your pulse rate and strength of your pulse at your fingertip. and lets you know your pulse rate.
Designed for both adults and children in the home and hospital environment (including clinical use, surgery, anesthesia, intensive care etc.).
Some pulse oximeters are designed for continuous monitoring and others are designed for spot checking of your oxygen saturations and pulse rate.
While at home, it is critical to ensure that you are monitoring your health and taking steps to ensure an active lifestyle, even in isolation. This device can help reveal the onset of serious health conditions including COVID-19. Blood carries oxygen through the combination of red blood cells and oxygen, the higher the oxygen content in the blood, the better the metabolism of the person. The oxygen saturation is an indication of respiratory function and the overall physical condition.
As per interim guidance from World Health Organization (WHO) , in a young adult, Severe Pneumonia accompanied by high fever or a respiratory anomaly and a SpO2 level of less than or equal to 93% is one of the major symptoms of COVID-19. While in children, symptoms are cough with difficulty in breathing and a SpO2 level of less than or equal to 90%. A normal healthy person should be able to achieve SpO2 levels of 94% to 99%. For patients with mild respiratory diseases, the SpO2 should be 90% or above.